A little purple power on the fan shroud, had plenty of water thanks to mother nature!! lol! About 20 minutes, some radiator fluid and warm her up... I was tooling around town in nothin flat. Even in the rain, got my fix for the day.
Well progress today so far, caved in due to the rain and paid $20.00 to have my local mechanic remove the bed bolts. So at this point the bed is ready to come off when my axle flip kit gets here. I"m hoping early next week Had a buddy come over yesterday evening and we set out to find my miss. We put some sea-foam in the motor to get a clean start, lol then proceeded to smoke out the neighbors!! Think we narrowed it down to the number 4 cylinder that had a spark plug wire arcing to the exhaust manifold. I was reminded why I hated pulling plug wires while the truck is running!!! Lit me up!! So, my plan for today is to run out and get new plugs, wires, cap, points like I should have from the start. I have a new MSD coil and 6AL box sitting in my tool box but want to save that for after the rebuild this fall.
Ok, got a little miss that I'm trying to trace down but figured I better take care of the basics first. Went to the parts store and picked up a carb rebuild kit, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and condenser. Still raining here in Kansas so I figured I would rebuild the carb tonight and change the rest tomorrow. Here's the pics.
She was DIRTY!!! Spent quite a bit of time cleaning with a small paintbrush and toothbrush... Wow went through the card cleaner too, 2 entire cans!!! Got it back together and she fired up just fine, set the choke and idle but still have the miss... Looking to replace the rest tomorrow to see where it gets me.
Ok all, after a cup of coffee I'm getting ready to go out and finish the tune up. The UPS guy stopped by this morning and delivered my flip kit from airbagit ! First things first though, plugs, wires, cap, points, and condenser. Then we keep our fingers crossed and hope the miss goes away. Will have some photos shortly.
Well, got the tune-up all finished and low and behold I think it solved my miss!!! So I was walking around admiring my fine work, looked down and the fuel pump sprung a king size leak!! She's gonna fight me to the bitter end!! I WILL NOT give up.... Off to the parts store for a new fuel pump I guess, hopefully before the rain sets in again..
Might be a bit too late, but here goes. The 360/390 fuel pumps from slightly older trucks have a large canister type fuel filter on the bottom, and are an easy "upgrade" for the 73-76 models that relied on just the small filter at the carb. Cost difference between the 2 styles is minimal, and the filter can be replaced. This added filter can save a lot of grief caused by the small filter doing it's job and getting clogged easily. It doesn't take much crud to really clog up that small filter quickly.
1980 F-150 300 I6, C6 & 9" rearend. Cummins 5.9L/ NV4500 5 speed swap in the works
1974 F100 Ranger XLT 390, C6 3.25 axle. Dad bought it new.
1983 Mazda RX7 1.1L Rotary.
1984 CRX 35 MPG go kart
1995 Mazda B2300 (undercover Ford)
Rogue, actually thought about that but opted for the cheap one right now. This fall when I rebuild the motor I'll be installing a Holley 110 blue pump to supply the fuel. I am however pulling the little filter off the carb and replacing it with a better in-line canister style.
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